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Cherry Bags Cornhole League 

Haddontowne Swim Club is excited to announce the inaugural season of the Cherry Bags Cornhole League (CBCL)


Born from a long-standing cornhole tradition at Haddontowne--from impromptu competitions on any given summer night, to the annual “CrabHole Fest” at the end of the pool season--the club is home to many lovers of the game and want to invite our extended community to join in the fun!


Games will be hosted at Haddontowne Swim Club, however, players do not need to belong to a swim club or live in Cherry Hill to participate. Any and all cornhole enthusiasts are welcome to join!



  • Seven (7) week annual league running from June 4 - July 25, 2019
  • no games week of July 4th holiday
  • 48 teams comprised of 2, 3 or 4 person rosters (same sex or co-ed; all brackets are mixed)
  • $150 entry fee per team
  • Includes league T-shirt 
  • Cash prizes for Winner and Runner-up of each Division (see below)
  • League participation guarantees team entry into the First Annual Cherry Bag Tournament in late July  
  • At least one “rostered” team member must present and play in each match.  Pick up players cannot be from another team.
  • Must be 21 to join or play in the league



  • Games will be played on Tuesday and Thursday nights; each team plays only one night per week
  • Rain Date - make up games to be played the following Monday
  • Start times are 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm, with all games expected to conclude by 9:00 pm
  • Teams will be divided into two Divisions: American Division & National Division
  • Each team will play 2 matches per night (3 games per match; 6 games total) 


Tuesdays (24 teams)

Thursday (24 teams)

Session 1:  6:00 pm - 7:30 pm 

Session 1:  6:00 pm - 7:30 pm 

Session 2:  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Session 2:  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Each team plays 3 games vs. one opponent; switch to play another 3 games vs. a second opponent

Each team plays 3 games vs. one opponent; switch to play another 3 games vs. a second opponent


Scoring & Prizes

Cash prizes will be awarded to the Division Champion and Runner-up for each Division as follows:

  • Division Winner: $300
  • Runner Up: $150
  • Based off of participation, prize money is subject to change
  • Additional Awards for the actual Tournament Cherry Bowl Weekend!



First Annual Cherry Bags Tournament

We are equally excited to announce the 1st Annual Cherry Bags Tournament on Sunday, July 28, 2019! 


Following the annual Cherry Bowl Swim Championships, Haddontowne would like to invite the swim and cornhole community for a day of fun and celebration.


Regular season cornhole teams will be granted automatic entry into the tournament with bracket placement based on season performance. Teams that did not participate in the regular season can join the tournament as well with placement as the lowest seeds in each bracket.



  • Free entry for all regular season teams
  • “Walk On” entry fee = $100



  • Winner:  $500
  • 2nd Place:  $200
  • 3rd Place:  $150



Details Coming Soon


Cherry Bag Cornhole League - [DRAFT] RULES

Haddontowne Swim Club will provide the cornhole set (boards and bags).

There are no referee for this league so there are no additional fees.

Players are expected to act responsibly and appropriately while at the pool.



  • Must have two players present in order to play. 
  • At least one (1) “rostered” player must play in each game; if 1 player from the original roster is not present, the team must forfeit. (See Forfeit Policy below.) 
  • Cannot Substitute from another team.
  • Two (2) teams of two (2) people, termed “partners”, shall play in each game.
  • Player substitutions can be made in between games and matches, but not during a game.


  • Three (3) games will be played in each match, with two (2) matches played each night.
  • Partners shall stand at opposite cornhole boxes.
  • Each cornhole team shall have 4 bags of one color.
  • All 8 cornhole bags begin at one end.
  • The home team has honors (throws first) in round one to start the first game. 
  • To start games two and three, the winner of the previous game has honors.
  • One of the partners on the team who has honors shall begin play by throwing a cornhole bag at the opposite cornhole box.
  • A cornhole player may throw from anywhere behind the front of the cornhole box they are throwing from.
  • Game continues by alternating throws between the two opponent players until all 8 cornhole bags have been thrown.
  • The next round of throws starts when the other cornhole player on the team, which has honors (determined by which team scored most recently), throws their first cornhole bag.


  • Each game will be played to 21 points (not having to get exactly 21), win by 2.
  • Each game stands alone in the standings.
  • If a team wins three of three games, they will be credited with a 3-0 record; not 1-0.
  • All games will be played up to 21 points using cancelation scoring.
  • Teams are allowed to score over 21 points with no penalty.
  • The score shall be taken after all cornhole bags have been thrown for a round.
  • Points shall be given as follows.
  • 3 points for a cornhole bag that goes through the hole
  • 1 point for a cornhole bag that is on the playing surface
  • 1 point for a cornhole bag that is hanging into the hole
  • 1 point for a cornhole bag that is hanging off the edge but not touching the ground.
  • 0 points for a cornhole bag that is on the playing surface, but also touching the ground
  • 0 points for a cornhole bag that is hanging off the edge and is resting on a cornhole bag that is on the ground [unless the cornhole bag on the ground can be removed (by the team with a cornhole bag that is hanging off the edge) without making the hanging bag fall to the ground]
  • If a cornhole bag hits the ground then bounces up onto the board, that bag shall be taken off the playing surface.
  • The cornhole team with the highest round score adds the difference of the two scores to their game score.
  • The cornhole team who wins the round is given honors to throw first in the next round.
  • If both cornhole teams have the same round score then the game score stays the same, and honors stays with the team who had it the previous round.
  • If a thrower commits a violation (i.e. stepping past the front of the board or throwing out of turn),
    the throw of that bag will be deemed forfeited.
  • If there is a disagreement with the violation call, the thrower will redo his/her turn.


  • A foul occurs when any of the following happens:
  • A player’s foot goes past the foot foul line at the front of the board.
  • A player goes out of turn.
  • The player who caused the foul loses the throw when the foul occurred and the bag shall be removed if it landed on the playing surface.

FORFEIT POLICY:  Each score will be recorded as 21-0 for the winning team.

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